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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower spacing

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower spacing
From: "Larry" <>
Reply-to: Larry <>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 06:24:57 -0400
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I hadn't really thought about elevated radials. I currently have 32 128(+/-) 
foot radials
under the 100 foot tower although some radials have bends in them (the tower 
70 feet from the house and about 90 feet from one side of the property). The
second tower would be more troublesome from a radial point of view for 
radials - more stuff in the way. I will look at the elevated radial scheme.

My main concern at this point is possible radiation pattern distortion of 
the various

73, Larry  W6NWS
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Thompson" <>
To: "Larry" <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 9:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower spacing

> Larry,
> You can use the N4KG reverse feed on either tower for 160.  His original 
> article was in a 1994 QST.  Use 4 elevated radials and work out like 
> gangbusters.
> 73 Dave K4JRB
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Larry" <>
> To: "TowerTalk" <>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 5:35 PM
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower spacing
>>I have 100ft (30m) tower that will have a 3 el 40M yagi and 80M rotatable 
>>dipole on it. I am going to put up another tower (probably 70 feet, maybe 
>>80 feet) for a log periodic array for 30-10M and probably a 6M yagi above 
>>log. I am also thinking of trying to feed the 100 foot tower for 160M. I 
>>do not recall seeing any discussions on spacing of towers. As far apart as 
>>possible is probably the best advice of course. These are guyed towers so 
>>the guys will dictate some amount of spacing. Any pointers to discussions 
>>about tower spacing? Facts? Opinions (humble or otherwise)?
>> I had thought about maybe trying to space them and feed them as array but 
>> I don't think I have enough room for a 2 el 160 array with an appropriate 
>> ground field. The towers will probably be in exactly a North-South 
>> configuration which is not optimum for most places from here (Europe is 
>> about 45 degrees, Asia closer at about 345 degrees, VK/ZL at 240 degrees, 
>> Africa at 90-110 degrees, and South America/Carribean about 150-200 
>> degrees). I have not tried modeling two different top-loaded towers yet 
>> (looks hard at the moment). I need to spend some time with ON4UN's book 
>> but any thoughts on the array scheme would be welcome.
>> 73, Larry  W6NWS
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